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Oluwaseyi Elemide, who badgered beautician Demi Witter in July last year
An accountant has admitted stalking a beautician who he failed to impress with his clumsy attempts at romantic poetry and pestered by banging on the windows of her London salon and sending unwanted emails.
Oluwaseyi Elemide, 26, badgered Demi Witter at her Lavender Hill business 'lash+brow lab' in Battersea, bringing a gift of tea and a card, banging on the salon windows and following her on Instagram between July 20 and 27 last year.
Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard that the University of Northampton graduate even wrote her the clumsy romantic poem: 'Roses are red, violets are blue. We fit together like a bespoke three-piece and dapper shoes.'
Nigerian-born Elemide, of Putney, pleaded guilty to stalking Ms Witter, 28, involving serious alarm and distress last July.
In a victim impact statement, Ms Witter said: 'His behaviour is frightening and I am worried he will wait outside and follow me home'
In a victim impact statement, Ms Witter said: 'His behaviour is frightening and I am worried he will wait outside and follow me home. He turned up unannounced three times in a week.
'I think he is infatuated with me and I am stressed out and anxious because of this. I have to work with the door locked and I am afraid he will confront me in the street.'
Prosecutor Corran Helme told the court Elemide first approached Ms Witter, who